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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Compound Sentences

 
  Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of compound sentences.

 
 
1. Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?
  The students walked to the beach, but they took the bus home.
  The students finished their lunch on the bus ride home.
     
2. Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?
  The students bought apples and oranges for lunch.
  The students ate apples and drank coke for lunch.
     
Choose the transition or conjunction in the following sentence.
     
3. Choose the transition or conjunction in the following sentence.
The students finished their exams, so they went to the beach.
  their
  so
  to
     
Choose the transition or conjunction in the following sentences.
     
4. Deborah likes going to parties, yet she also enjoys having a quiet evening at home.
  yet
  also
  at
     
5. Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?
  Jack got up early and had a shower.
  Jack gets up early and had a shower.
     
6. Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?
  Allan walked into the classroom, took his seat, and opens his book.
  Allan walked into the classroom, took his seat, and opened his book.
     
7. Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?
  Darlene worked in a clothing store last year, and now she works in an office.
  Darlene worked in a clothing store last year, and now she worked in an office.
     
8. Which sentence shows the subject(s) correctly?
  The mother gave her son an apple and thanked her.
  The mother gave her son an apple and he thanked her.
     
9. Which sentence shows the subject(s) correctly?
  During the baseball game, the catcher threw the ball to the pitcher, but the pitcher could not catch it.
  In the baseball game, the catcher threw the ball to the pitcher, but could not catch it.
     
10. Which sentence is a good compound sentence?
  The students finished their project and went to the beach.
  The farmers sold vegetables to the store, the store sells the vegetables to customers from the city.
  George works as a computer programmer in a downtown office.